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Vitor Belfort Turns Down Title Fight With Lyoto Machida

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The February 28th title fight between Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort had to be scrapped due to a Weidman rib injury, which left Belfort asking Dana White for an interim title fight.

‘White said he offered Belfort what he wanted, but that he then had a change of heart.

“Vitor Belfort and his wife are blowing me up, asking for an interim title fight,” White recounted on the UFC 183 Postfight Show on FOX Sports 1.

“I pulled together this fight. I called Lyoto Machida; Lyoto Machida said, ‘send me the bout agreement.’ Called Vitor back; he didn’t think that was a great idea. So he’s gonna wait.”

Probably a good idea for Belfort, I would see that fight ending a lot like his Anderson Silva fight. Dana white has also confirmed that they are offering another fight, but no word on if it will be for an interim title.

H/t Yahoo